Epidural injections effective for managing chronic spinal pain

November 6th, 2016
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Properly used, epidural spinal injections are an effective way to manage chronic spinal pain, according to the results of a systematic review of the available literature.

Published in Pain Physician (2015;18:E939-E1004), the study’s investigators, including first author and that journal’s editor-in-chief Alan Kaye, MD, PhD, wrote that their findings show “the efficacy of epidural injections in managing a multitude of chronic spinal conditions.”

Dr. Kaye, who also chairs the Department of Anesthesia at the Louisiana State University School of Medicine, in New Orleans, added that “as a clinician, I have seen the benefits of epidural steroid injections over the last 25 years,” and that the results of the review did not surprise him.

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